Life was good in that lovely place, and it was there that this little, beautiful fruit (that held the promise of perfection) grew from blossom-hood to maturity--beneath the usually sunny sky under the loving and watchful eyes of its caring farm family.
Before long, the once green baby fruit grew into the orange perfection one would expect from its kind, with just a bit of a rosy blush where the summer sun had kissed its skin.
(All the wonderful plan of the ONE who had, in the beginning, created the apricot and had given it a very noble and good purpose. The same ONE who had sent the sunshine and rains that had nourished this beautiful fruit all of its life so it could go out and fulfill its God given purpose.)
And off it went, with some other boxes filled with orangey perfection, to a new place where it would bring great happiness, joy and nourishment to the one who would eat it.
And it did.
And this was good.
In this link you'll find a great photo of
2 beautiful apricots.
This photo even won picture of the day:)
Wikipedia article re: apricots here too.